36 goals in just 35 games: Record breaking striker keen on working with Klopp at Liverpool - report
By Coral Barry
Gonzalo Higuaín is interested in moving to Liverpool this summer despite the fact they have not qualified for Europe, according to a report.
The Napoli frontman was in record breaking form this season as he set a new record for the most goals scored in a single Serie A season with a remarkable hat-trick in his final game that took him to 36 goals in 35 league games.
Higuaín smashed a record that stood for 66 years in Italy and the Mirror claim the Argentine is keen on joining Liverpool because he wants to work with Jurgen Klopp.
The 28-year-old still has two years left on his contract, but is eager for a change in scenery after netting an astonishing 91 goals in 146 appearances for Napoli since joining from Real Madrid in 2013.
Higuaín cost the Italian club £34.4million three years ago and has arguably lifted his price tag even further after three seasons of consistent goal scoring in Serie A.
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The Argentina international is believed to have his sights set on the Premier League after conquering Spain and Italy and is considering Liverpool as a possible destination.
Klopp is looking to overhaul his striking options this season with Christian Benteke expected to be moved on after a disappointing debut season and questions raised about the long-term future of injury prone Daniel Sturridge.
Napoli are not expected to let their star striker go without a fight, but are rumoured to be interested in acquiring Romelu Lukaku as a potential replacement for Higuaín.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds move for another Serie A star is said to be back on.